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The number one choice for economical and targeted advertising in the New Forest, Christchurch and surrounding areas.

Both Papers inclusive

EARPIECE (set size 6cm x 1 column)
FULL PAGE (54cm x 34.3cm – 7 cols)
HALF PAGE (27cm x 34.3cm – 7 cols)
QUARTER PAGE (27cm x 19.4cm – 4 cols)

Prices are per single column centimetre (aside from Full, Half and quarter) Exclusive of VAT

LINAGE (private announcements, births, marriages, deaths, notices of thanks) – 32p per word (min. £6.40)

CHURCH SERVICES – £1.10 per line

COMING EVENTS – £6.00. Max. 6 lines (30 words)

BOX NUMBERS AVAILABLE – £6.50 per week inc. postage


  • Display, Recruitment, Property, Motors, Home Services – 3.00pm Tuesday
  • Classified – 10.30am Wednesday
  • Family Announcements – 12 noon Wednesday
  • Death Announcements – 4pm Wednesday

Please note deadlines may change at Christmas, Easter and some other bank holidays. Please contact your representative for details

Technical Specification

Column widths:
1 = 46mm | 2 = 95mm | 3 = 145mm | 4 = 194mm | 5 = 244mm | 6 = 293mm | 7 = 343mm

Mechanical Data:

  • The Advertiser & Times is a COLOUR BROADSHEET newspaper
  • Page type area (7 columns) 343mm (w) x 540mm (h)
  • Column length 540mm
  • Column width 46mm

Advertising sales and contacts

Media Sales Manager

Carol Shears

07734 384687 / carol.shears@advertiserandtimes.co.uk

Classified Advertising

01425 613384 (Option 1) / classified@advertiserandtimes.co.uk

Display Advertising

01425 612594 / advertising@advertiserandtimes.co.uk

Recruitment Advertising

01425 613384 (Option 1) / jobs@advertiserandtimes.co.uk

National Sales House contact

020 7883 2100 / www.mediaforcegroup.co.uk

1 Gunpowder Square, Fleet Street, London EC4A 3EP

Artwork guidelines

When creating your own advertisements, please observe the following:

  • Please try to set your advert to the correct size.
  • Our required file format is .PDF All PDFs MUST be PDF Version 1.3 (Acrobat 4).
  • Images used within artwork should be high quality, minimum of 200DPI and CMYK colour mode.
  • Recommended programmes: (Desktop publishing & Vector-based programs – please save as a PDF). Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, QuarkXpress, Serif Page Plus, Microsoft Publisher.
  • Unsuitable programmes: (Small Office & Raster/Bitmap Imaging software): Adobe Photoshop (please send as a PDF), Microsoft Word, Powerpoint or Excel.
  • Adverts sent as Microsoft Word, or similar, files will be reset by the production department. We are unable to supply original InDesign files of artwork that has been recreated to our specifications
  • Text (only) for classified and display advertisements can be sent by Word document or by being typed directly into an email. Please note Word is unsuitable for the creation of complete adverts.
  • Type should be no less than 7pt in size.
  • Please note: We do NOT require Crop Marks or Bleed on supplied artwork.
  • We cannot accept responsibility for the print quality of adverts which do not adhere to our file format policy.

We can create your advert for you at no extra cost! Please ask for details

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